Reforming health care critical

Reforming health care critical

RALEIGH — The debate about the future of the Affordable Care Act is surging once again. At this writing, I don’t know if Congress will mak...

September 25th, 2017 |  


Graham-Cassidy is right fit

Graham-Cassidy is right fit

Did you know four liberal states currently receive 37 percent of all Obamacare funds?That inequity is one reason certain special interest groups and p...

September 23rd, 2017 |  


Flat tax retains progressivity

Flat tax retains progressivity

Ever since North Carolina enacted a major tax reform package in 2013, left-of-center politicians and pundits have lamented the disappearance of a prog...

September 22nd, 2017 updated: September 23rd, 2017. |  


NC loses with Cassidy-Graham

NC loses with Cassidy-Graham

The latest effort in Washington to repeal and not actually replace the Affordable Care Act has a different name, the Cassidy-Graham plan, but it shoul...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Partisan decline isn’t new

Partisan decline isn’t new

RALEIGH — In September, the GOP officially became the third-largest group of registered voters in North Carolina, as the number of unaffiliated ...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Wishing schools get on track

Wishing schools get on track

As a retired teacher who spent my career in Robeson County schools, I have been watching with interest as current Superintendent Dr. Shanita Wooten ta...

September 19th, 2017 |  


On reform, quicken the pace

On reform, quicken the pace

RALEIGH — The annual testing data and report cards for North Carolina’s public schools are out. Here are the headlines. Achievement rose i...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Disaster recovery work continues

Disaster recovery work continues

Devastating floods in Texas. Storm surge and mammoth power outages in Florida.Over the past three weeks, America has witnessed catastrophic destructio...

September 16th, 2017 |  


4 dates NC residents should know

4 dates NC residents should know

RALEIGH — Now that North Carolinians can put “First in Freedom” on their license plates, again, it’s worth taking a moment to ...

September 13th, 2017 |  


School officials made right call regarding Irma

Oh no, Jose, you had better not.As Robeson County residents on Tuesday, blessed with some periods of blue skies, counted our blessings that Hurricane ...

September 12th, 2017 |